Crap, I Have Feelings 💔
There is a new album that came out on Friday called Feelings by Chandler Moore. His first song starts with him processing his feelings, and you feel compelled to listen to what he’s been going through. Today’s blog share’s my thoughts and inspirational writings while listening to this album.
Chandler mentioned these thoughts below. I did not take them all down, but what I could, I did:
Sorrow, grief, something was off. No language for it. No memories of the past to trace it too. Emotions, so many feelings, so many feelings. Personal brokenness and internal battles continued. So many feelings. There is a place in feelings where you can honor the Lord. I can have these feelings. He isn’t rushing me through them. He’s not just in heaven, He’s sitting with me in my tears, frustrations, in all of it. In my feelings, I learn things I may not have learned in the spirit. The God of my emotions. I learned how to suffer with Him. Before I would slip into a worldly grief thing trying to suffer without Him. Now, I have learned to suffer with Him. To fellowship with Him in the suffering. Being able to feel my feelings, but not leaning on them.
“He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us. And just as we experience the abundance of Christ’s own sufferings, even more of God’s comfort will cascade upon us through our union with Christ. If troubles weigh us down, that just means that we will receive even more comfort to pass on to you for your deliverance! For the comfort pouring into us empowers us to bring comfort to you. And with this comfort upholding you, you can endure victoriously the same suffering that we experience. Now our hope for you is unshakable, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings you will also share in God’s comforting strength.”
2 Corinthians 1:4-7 TPT
This is so powerful. I have desired language to be able to communicate about the God who is near. In one of my previous blogs (The God Who Sees Me Pt. 1), I talk about Hagar and how God met her in her wilderness moment, and she declared “you are the God who sees.” To me, that means He is a God who is near. He is sitting right here as my tears fall right now. Something I wrote down while listening to this album was don’t worry yourself into a way. Let the tears fall, and then walk away. No matter when I fall, You are there to catch the fall. You are the catcher.
Another line from the Feelings album says “love leaves room for me to cry.” Our humanity is a beautiful thing. We shame our humanity on a regular basis for feeling like we are a failure or weak. The people around us or our circumstances get to us, beat us down, and internally we get damaged. But, that just doesn’t have to be true. Don't let them take something they don’t own. They don’t own our worth or joy or the grace we walk in. All they can do is try to pick at us, but they don’t know we are wearing an eternal armor. It won’t tear you down. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, and broken heartedness can’t tear you down. We must sing and say, I was built for this.
In this world, we may not fit, but in His arms, we were made for this. You’ve survived worse than this, and you were built for this. Instead of having the perspective that we are orphans just looking for someone to feed us, see us, help us, or striving to find something to sustain us, we can see things from a perspective as a son and daughter of the King. We have been adopted into the Kingdom of Light. There is abundance, favor, blessing, promises, and more than enough gifts here, so many gifts that it lifts your heart and mind. You just have to be open to seeing them and finding the good in every day. Seek to find the good. Focus your mind on the good that happened instead of the dread, because there is always good. Goodness is running towards us every day. Wake up. Pray it up. Thank Him for His love, and then take on your day with an open mind and heart. Search for the God winks in your day. This is the higher way. Having gratefulness in the season of a pandemic is epic. This is our witness. Our joy is our strength. We stand on His love, and even in our suffering, we learn to behold our Heavenly Father with a new found understanding of His suffering. Suffering WITH Him is EPIC!
I hope you can relate to this week’s blog of feelings and emotions and sitting WITH God in the midst. With Christ in your life, you don’t have to get stuck in the middle. You sit in the middle and allow Him to find you, and then just breathe in eternity. Cheers to another Monday where we get the opportunity of life, liberty, and pursuit towards true healing. Happy hunting y’all. Happy hunting. Bring your cheer and smile from ear to ear, for you are His dearest and that makes me want to mist. 🖤💙💚🤍💔
Feelings by Chandler Moore: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1-9KAdjyIxiuyAac7-S0Bw/videos